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5 Tasty soup toppings that will add another dimension to your meal

Winter is soup weather, and the best part is that there's no limit to the different flavours at your disposal.

by: PARTNER CONTENT | 16 Jul 2019

How does a meatyThai chicken curry soup sound? Or a healthy broccoli version? We can't leave out the classic butternut soup that's almost become a South African icon. Whatever you choose to cook on a cold and chilly night, we know it will be good, but it could be better! How? By finishing it off with some a little extra. You won't be sorry.

We've got 5 toppings that complete a bowl of homemade soup - enhancing the presentation to (almost) restaurant level! 

1. Parmesan Crisps

Create little mounds of grated Parmesan cheese on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 200° C for 4-6 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave on the baking sheet until cooled and crisp. They can break easily so handle them gently.

2. Toasted pumpkin seeds

A simple way to add texture to your soup. Who doesn't love a bit of crunch? Simply sprinkle on your soup before you're ready to eat. 

3. Tortilla chips

Another delightful way to add crunch to a mouthful of hot soup. Break them up into smaller pieces or just leave them whole for a more rustic look. 

4. Salsa verde

This classic fresh herb sauce adds pizzazz to whatever you put it on. A great way to brighten any dull soup with flair. It might be a bit more time consuming to prepare but the extra work will be worth it! Try this recipe. 


5. Caramelised onions

Add a hint of onion-y sweetness to your soup. The great thing is that you can make the caramelised onions in advance and keep them in the fridge for up to a week. 

Want soup but can't be bothered to make it yourself? Get to your nearest Mugg & Bean and be enticed by all the great soups on the menu like their famous roasted tomato and basil soup that comes with a toasted Mozzarella sandwich. Now, that's winning at Winter!

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